FAITH WALK DIFFICULT BY DESIGN

Joshua 7—9, Luke 1:21—38 • Key Verse: Lukel:38 Smooth sailing is preferred Over rough seas; paved roads over pot-holes. But sometimes the rough seas and potholes are by God’s design to accomplish His purpose. At that point, the follower of Christ must decide whether to follow God in the tough...

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FAITH WALK STEP INTO THE RIVER

Joshua 1-3, Mark 16 • Key Verse: Joshua 1:9 Knowing and doing are two different things. One can know what to do and fail to do it because of fear. At times, obedience is incomplete due to fear. – The Israelites were concluding 40 years in the wilderness due to...

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FAITH WALK LISTEN, LEARN, LIVE

Deuteronomy-30-31, Mark 15:1-25 • Key Verse: Deuteronomy 31:11 The attempts of children to answer questions about the Bible can be cute. Names and events get switched around and blended. In their innocence and youthfulness, their statements often bring a smile to one’s face. The expectation is that with growth, their...

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FAITH WALK ON THE BRINK

Deuteronomy 28-29, Mark 14:54-72 • Key Verse: Deuteronomy 29:29 The Book of Deuteronomy is a covenant-treaty with stipulations, blessings and curses for the Israelites as they stood on the brink of entering the Promised Land. It describes the way Gods people were to live in their new land. They had...

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FAITH WALK WANTS OR WILL?

Deuteronomy 25-27, Mark 14:27-53 • Key Verse: Mark 14:36 Life is often lived in pursuit of the “wants.” People who live like this frequent the places that provide the food they want, shop the stores that have the products they want, go to the places that feature the entertainment they...

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FAITH WALK A TEMPTATION TO RESIST

Deuteronomy 22—24, Mark 14:1—26 • Key Verse: Deuteronomy 22:1 Among the instructions God gave His people were ones regarding the possessions of others. Straying animals were not to be ignored but returned. At times wandering livestock was to be kept until the owner came to claim it. Even fallen animals...

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FAITH WALK PLAN OR PANIC?

Deuteronomy 19-21, Mark 13:21-37 , Key, Verse: Mark 13:37 Deadlines are good. They can help us plan-—or they, can make us panic. At the beginning of a semester, For example, students are given a variety of deadlines’. Some students plan well, budget their time and meet the deadlines. On the...

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FAITH WALK IN PROPORTION

Deuteronomy 16-18, Mark 13:1-20 Key Verse: Deuteronomy 16:17 Bring up the subject of giving and some reactions are standard. The negative person says, “The church is always asking for money.” The self-justifying person says, “I tithe.” The evading person says, “I gave at the office.” In the midst of instructions...

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FAITH WALK THIS IS A TEST

Deuteronomy 13-15, Mark 12:28-44 Key Verses: Deuteronomy 13:1-3 It is not uncommon to read of a police department, working on a baffling case or disappearance, to consult a psychic. The “just the facts” approach to crime moves to an “I have a feeling” process of investigation. Sometimes it works! The...

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